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Old 07-16-2004, 09:41 PM   #1
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Question remote desktop help!!!


i am trying to get my windows xp pro machine to remote desktop to my red hat 9 linux server taht i am using to do php web development on i have no clue about servers i realy only know about coding webpages can someone plz help me remote desktop to my linux machine
 
Old 07-16-2004, 10:27 PM   #2
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RealVNC
 
Old 07-16-2004, 10:30 PM   #3
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If you need remote desktop, I suggest VNC. It can be read about and downloaded from realvnc.com . You will have to install and configure it on the server, and then you get the client from the same website, which will go on your Windows box. You'll find mucho info about how to configure it on their site, as well as google and this site.

I would also in general say about servers that they shouldn't run Xwindows. If this is a development server that only you access, then you probably won't overwork it by forcing a graphical desktop, but many production servers don't use X at all. If you build or configure the server that way, then you can allow ssh access. That is much simpler to setup, and will also require a client on the windows side, but it is more secure. The issue you may have with it is that it is a terminal only, all text and no GUI. You can also allow ssh access on a server with x, but you'll only get the terminal window.

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Old 07-16-2004, 10:31 PM   #4
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i tried vnc it doesn't do what i need it to do i need to literaly remotely connect to the server from my pc is that possible or not using remote desktop simple yes or no answer
 
Old 07-16-2004, 10:32 PM   #5
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A lot of linux distros come with a remote desktop built in it, but this is not going to work with windows 2000 and xp. Your best choice would be to use vnc on both computers. With vnc you can even use a web browser and java to browse the other machine. try these two pages:


http://www.realvnc.com/
http://www.tightvnc.com/
 
Old 07-16-2004, 10:32 PM   #6
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VNC DOES literally connect from client to server. If it didn't do that, you didn't have it configured correctly. When just installed at a base level, it just gives you a terminal window. You have to use the README and other such tools to see how to configure it to give a full graphical presentation.

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